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Tom Swift and His Planet Stone, or, Discovering the Secret of Another World

Victor Appleton

Editorial: Whitman Publishing Co., 1935
Condición: Very Good - Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Ebeth & Abayjay Books (Lima, OH, Estados Unidos de America)

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Tom Swift and His Planet Stone or Discovering the Secret of Another World by Victor Appleton was published by Whitman Publishing Co. in 1935. Not an ex-library copy, this 203-page offering in VG- condition, and since it's been published by Whitman probably not a First Edition but an very old Whitman publication, is one installment in the author's series featuring."Tom Swift, known to millions of boys of this generation, .a bright ingenious youth whose inventions, discoveries, and thrilling adventures are described in these spirited tales that tell of the wonderful advances in modern science"(from back of page 203). This book is in rather remarkable shape for its 76 years, with only some fairly noticeable yellowing/browning of its pages as its only flaw. The familiar cast of characters is all here: Tom, of course; his faithful native servant, Koku, a giant rescued/brought back to the safety of civilization from the Argentine in South America(in the very first volume in the series, "Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle"); and Ned Newton, Tom's chum, the young inventor's financial and business manager. Tom's father, who has retired due to age, has entrusted his plant/factory/laboratory to his son to run, after all. In this book, Koku has received a letter from his land in the Argentine, announcing that his evil brother, King Kosk, has died. It seems that Koku, and another brother, Tola(currently living somewhere in England), are next in line for the throne to rule his country. Koku is stunned by this news, because it presents a real dilemma for him--whether to leave the home/employ of Tom Swift, whom Koku loves and admires, to honor the sacred trust and responsibility awarded him by his people. As I left the story, Koku had just mysteriously passed out and dropped, like the proverbial sack of (giant) potatoes, to the laboratory floor. I'll leave the story right there, as Tom and a visitor to the lab, one Dr. Hardman Bane, seek to minister to the fallen, dark-skinned behemoth. (Oh, one more thing--it seems as if Koku's land has recently been hit by "a big stone that fall from sky", which may or may not have figured into the death of King Kosk!). There are not-so-subtle hints that the entire story to come may not be taking place exclusively on this planet.if you get my drift. . Nice, escapist reading for young and old, to be sure. Thank you!!. N° de ref. de la librería 004875

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Título: Tom Swift and His Planet Stone, or, ...

Editorial: Whitman Publishing Co.

Año de publicación: 1935

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good -

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

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